IAEE Scholarship Recipients
2017 Scholarship Recipients
This is the first year we are awarding student scholarships to assist students in pursing an education related to energy efficiency. Recipients were announced at the Iowa Energy Summit on October 4, 2017. Both recipients received a $1,000 scholarship to use toward their studies. They also received memberships to IAEE this year and for 2018.
Michael, of Urbandale, IA, is a sophomore at Iowa State University and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a Sales Engineering Minor. Over the past few years he has had the opportunity to work with HVAC professionals at The Waldinger Corporation and Control Installations of Iowa as a mechanical engineering intern. He has had the opportunity to work alongside Les Wilson, founder of The Energy Group in providing custom rebates for businesses who use energy efficiency valves. Les Wilson also wrote a recommendation letter in which he states “Michael would be a credit to IAEE as a scholarship recipient. His attitude, work ethic, and ability would serve us all as members of the energy efficiency community.”
Kimberly, of Adel, IA, is a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa majoring in interior design and is pursuing a certificate in Sustainability. Kimberly’s Professor of Interior Design, Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, wrote in her letter of recommendation: “In our program, students learn the design fundamentals in a holistic manner with sustainability as a key thread running through all design efforts. They collaborate with Construction Technology majors, interact with engineers, architects and designers, learn about LEED fundamentals, take a building systems and lighting class, and create electrical and lighting plans in order to understand the energy impact of their designs.”
Kimberly is beginning her journey in learning what a sustainable design is and has interest in becoming LEED certified, has a high awareness of the current design trends and challenges and is supportive of how energy efficiency is a part of the holistic design. Our review team felt she well represented the IAEE’s mission to “Promote the Art of Energy Efficiency.”